Formal qualifications aren't required to hire a bareboat in Queensland, however some nautical knowledge is. On the morning of departure at 8:30am, the two most experienced people will be briefed on the safe operation of the vessel, passage planning, navigation and hazzards to to be aware of and a practical assessment on laying and picking up the anchor, picking up, securing and dropping moorings and hoisting, tacking and dropping the sails (if applicable). This can take up to 4 hours, so having some nautical experience will help demonstrate to us your competence in operating the vessel in a safe manner.
For $200, you can hire your briefer for an additional 2 hours if you have some experience but has been quite some time since you have handled a vessel, or you can have a full time sail guide for the duration of your charter for $375 per day.
Take our informal test below and see how you score on your level of experience.